Longshot looms in wide-open Raven Run

The Grade II, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes is the feature at Keeneland this Saturday. The seven-furlong sprint for fillies drew an oversubscribed field of 16, including two also-eligibles. It goes as the ninth of 10 races on the day, with post time estimated for 5:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure…

Weekly jockey review, 9/19/18

We’ll make stops in New York, Kentucky and California in this week’s jockey review. Be sure to use this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano didn’t win any races during Belmont’s three-day week, but he maintains the lead in the jockey standings over John Velazquez, 9-8. Castellano was busy at Woodbine…

Lucrative Dueling Grounds Oaks, Derby set for Sunday

Three-year-old turf runners will be in the spotlight on Sunday at Kentucky Downs, as the Dueling Grounds Oaks and Dueling Grounds Derby are set for Races 8 and 9, respectively. The Oaks carries a $300,000 purse, while the Derby carries a $400,000 purse. Both will be contested at 1 5/16th-miles over Kentucky Downs’ undulating turf…

Weekly jockey review, 7/3/18; Gaffalione, Hernandez Jr. sew up meet titles

It was a wild weekend in horse racing, and we’ll recap the action from a jockey angle here. As always, be sure to consider this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. still shows the way over his brother, Jose, as the Belmont spring/summer meeting enters its penultimate week. He…

Weekly jockey review, 6/13/18; Smith completes rare Triple Crown atop Justify

The Belmont Stakes and its accompanying action at Belmont Park will encompass most of this week’s jockey review. However, Churchill and Santa Anita will also be discussed. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Mike Smith masterfully guided Justify to victory in gate-to-wire style in the Belmont Stakes to complete…

Weekly jockey review, 4/18/18; Santana sews up sixth straight Oaklawn title

There was plenty of stakes action last week, including some crucial Kentucky Derby preps. Let’s review some of the nation’s top circuits here from a jockey’s perspective. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. won 10 races over the first five-day racing week of the year at…

Instilled Regard looks live in LeComte

The Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes, the first stepping stone in Louisiana toward the Kentucky Derby, is the Saturday feature at the Fair Grounds. A full field of 14 (and one also-eligible) will crowd the gate for this one mile and 70-yard test. Post time for the LeComte, the ninth of 13 races, is set…

Weekly jockey review, 11/29/17; Lanerie, Prat wrap up meet titles

It’s time to review the thoroughbred action from Thanksgiving week! See which jockeys are riding high going into December. And don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has a narrow lead over the Ortiz brothers after a six-win week at “The Big A.” That included an 11-1 upset…